CMA Fest Artist Spotlight: Brian James Schram

by Missy Wolf / 2952 days ago / Comments

CMA Fest Artist Spotlight feature Brian James Schram is an artist many of you may already be familiar with. His successful background and vast experience with many popular artists have led him to step out on his own, taking his success to the next level.

While watching him backstage at Alley Taps during his interview with the Iceman, I discovered there was a lot more to this impressive musician than I thought. I wondered how I would be able to get through our interview without asking him the same questions as the Iceman. Schram’s answers were so good. You will have to search for his interview with Iceman later, as I decided it would be best to have a completely different conversation with Schram. I am so glad I did. Watch our conversation now to learn more about this talented and very smart man. Check out a sneak peek of his bio (taken from his website) below.

“Brian James Schram began his musical career at the age of fifteen. The son of a journeyman honky-tonk singer and musician, his earliest musical memories are the sounds of classic country music. Listening to the likes of George Jones, Lefty Frizzle, Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton and of course the immortal Hank Williams with his Dad, Brian's love of guitar was influenced by the great country pickers he heard in his youth and he knew he wanted to pursue a career in music at a very young age.

As the lead guitarist for Uncle Kracker, Brian had the pleasure of performing on nationally syndicated TV shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Regis and Kelly and The Carson Daily Show. He has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Colt Ford, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Granger Smith. Even with all his successes, Brian felt it was time to step out on his own and go back to his roots, where his heart lies, with Country Music. Known as a great rock guitarist and songwriter, the influences of country music have always been present in everything he has done, so it really isn't a transition, it's more like "Coming Home to Country".”

Please follow Schram on social media, check out his website and watch our full conversation now. You will definitely be seeing a lot more of him. Feel free to send him a message and tell him hello for me. ~Missy


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About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!